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Community / Sporting Memories Match
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:00:43 AM »
Article covering the Altrincham vs Barwell designated SMN match:

Yes, joint ticket, apologies if that is not clear. The event page has more information and is more clear.

Ticket sales go towards the club as usual in case anyone is wondering, so the more we can share, the better.

Man United are away the day after, so could be a big turnout again.


General Information
Altrincham FC are hosting Barwell in the Evostik Premier Division on Saturday 14th April - 3.00pm kick off, with bar and catering facilities open from 1.00pm in the Altrincham FC Community Sports Hall.

Altrincham FC currently sit top of the table and are pushing for promotion. This is the penultimate Saturday home fixture of the season at the J.Davidson Stadium, so we encouraging as many fans to attend as possible.

This match is a designated Dementia Awareness fixture, as Altrincham FC Community Sports Lancashire Cricket Club and Sporting Memories Network will be promoting the work they do in Trafford. Altrincham FC Community Sports regularly promote discount tickets to families and school children. For this fixture, we are encouraging children to attend with their grandparents, with the focus of the day being on sporting memories and encouraging older people to attend local sessions.

Sporting Memories
Unlock the power of sporting reminiscence to unite generations and to help tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. Sessions run throughout Trafford on a monthly basis. The Sporting Memories Foundation memory games are designed to create an opportunity for fans to recall their favourite moments from football to help spark that memory. Whether that is of a favourite moment, player, or team, Sporting Memories want to highlight the importance of a footballing memory. The work the charity does is designed to embrace those memories and it uses sport to support people living with depression, dementia and loneliness.

By working with the clubs to create an awareness of this work on match days, Sporting Memories  wants to speak to football fans round the country if they have a family member, friend, or colleague who may want to get involved in some of the work Sporting Memories is involved in. Fans can check out some of the exciting projects and #jointhesquad by visiting

- Book online in advance here: and gain entry for just 5.00 (Under 15's accompanied by a grandparent - over 50)
- Any ticket purchases made on the day of the fixture will be set at normal price. Only advance discount applies. The booking system closes Friday 13th April at 5.00pm
- Adults MUST display ID to match the name on the ticket purchased (bank card, driving license, passport, etc) when they enter the turnstile
- Once purchased, no refunds can be given. If there is a match cancellation due to weather issues, this ticket will apply to the rearranged fixture against Barwell

Further Information
Contact Judy on 0161 928 1045 or visit AFC Facebook and Twitter for more information

« on: March 08, 2018, 11:13:08 AM »
All our Easter holiday club information and bookings are ready online for ages 4-12 years old:

Additional dates being added for May polling day and Whit holidays.

Altrincham FC First Team / Tesco Bags For Life
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:01:54 PM »
To all Altrincham FC fans and friends of the club,

If you shop at Tesco, you'll be aware that they run a 'Bags for Life' scheme, offering funding to local good causes or charity groups to help fund projects that support the local community.

We have successfully passed the initial application phase and we are eligible to receive funding from Tesco Baguley and Northern Moor shops. Three projects get funding after all the tokens are collected over March and April in these two stores, with the highest token project receiving upto 4000, second receiving upto 2000 and third receiving upto 1000. So we will receive at least 1000 to our chosen project.

As a lot of you will know, Altrincham FC Community Sports Trust is the registered charity for Altrincham FC, so all our activities are self-funded (by customers paying) or part-funded/free (part of this funded by grants). Most of our activities over recent years have been predominantly subsidised by The National league Trust to get new sessions off the ground.

We have applied for this Tesco grant to support a new project we are running at Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre. We are hoping to provide sports sessions 2-3 nights a weeks for young people, free of charge. These sessions are to be led by qualified coaching staff, representing Altrincham FC. There is Walking Football, Disability Football and Veterans Football at this site and already, there is clearly a need for youth provision. We are also planning to include holiday sports sessions and family fun days there in the near future.

So, if you happen to collect tokens from Tesco, please would you consider putting yours towards a worthy cause on behalf of Altrincham FC? If you are interested to know more, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Many Thanks,
Judy Henson
Community Manager

Altrincham FC First Team / Job Vacancies
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »
Two vacancies are available within the AFC Community Sports Trust:

1. Casual Sports Coaches
2. Caretaker

Visit the website for further information and how to apply:

Community / Job Vacancies
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:40:47 PM »
Two vacancies are available within the AFC Community Sports Trust:

1. Casual Sports Coaches
2. Caretaker

Visit the website for further information and how to apply:

Altrincham FC First Team / Job Advert - Caretaker
« on: January 26, 2018, 02:07:01 PM »
Hi all,

Apologies for not using the community thread, but I thought this may appeal to a wider audience if it is displayed on this section. We are hiring a Caretaker, predominantly for work in the Community Sports Hall, but with added responsibilities around the Club buildings. The role consists of cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance, for three evenings and two weekend mornings a week.

Currently advertised at 7.50//hr, but will rise in April to 7.83 to match the Government National Living Wage. It will be for a minimum of 18.5 hours a week, with the opportunity of additional overtime.

You can find the job description and application details here: For any further details, or questions, feel free to drop me an email:


Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 08:44:02 PM »
Thanks Wayno, much appreciated.

Now the CSH is at it's highest occupancy level in three years and the community work has increased dramatically in the last two years since the last restructure, we are in a good position to now expend the activities we offer and improve them, knowing what works and what doesn't. This will start to show more next year and at the end of the day, our aim is to get more people to the club and retain them as fans of this amazing club.

Just to enlighten people, we did a recent careers fair at Broomwood Primary School and I personally spoke with nearly 300 children that day and it was alarming, the amount of children that didn't know where the club was or what we offer, not even our junior section. It's schools like this, that we would love to work more closely with in the future and support as part of our community outreach work. I would always welcome suggestions and ideas from fans, people who have known the club for a lot longer than myself, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:12:57 PM »
Sorry, meant to add my name on the last one.

We didn't do tickets last week for this Tuesday due to helping the D&I team handing out competition entries for the kit design, knowing they were aiming for a lot of schools to take these on board. Schools are also sometimes funny about what they hand out and when, especially if it's too often, we've also found. If we don't work in the school, we also struggle to get tickets or any form of leaflets out. At the moment, we focus on a core group and tie in tickets schemes, with free coaching, school club offerings and competitions etc.

I totally take on board these comments though, always good to hear fan opinions. We are having a restructure of the community section at the moment, with two jobs roles being filled soon, one a completely new one, focused on sales and marketing. The work that these new employees will be carrying out, will raise more awareness of the football club and continue bringing people in via community activities/events.


Altrincham FC First Team / Re: Lancaster Match Thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:13 PM »
Just for information really...

We push complimentary/discounted tickets in schools only for Saturday games now, as we have found with past experience, the take up on "school nights" is very minimal. Our school clubs and youth activity groups know to expect ticket offerings for Saturday home games, so they can plan around their weekends accordingly.

However, as mentioned in the past by others, these schemes have upset regular fans, who pay full price, so we have tried not to 'take advantage' of the agreement with the club by giving out ridiculous amounts of tickets. Therefore, we limit the amount we offer schools and pick certain games in the season to do a big push to see if we get any new take up trends (e.g. derby games). Last season we had the school equipment kickback scheme, which with a bit more time and preparation in the future, could be a good example of strengthening links with schools and all parties benefiting.

There are some exciting plans in place for next year to revamp the ticket scheme, potential junior membership options and new ideas of how to target certain community user groups and track the uptake better. The diversity and inclusion team are a good example of this recently, as they are currently offering tickets to a new group in the local area, people who have never been before or never knew what was available in their community.

Community / AFC Community Cup
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:30:52 PM »
On Tuesday 2nd May, Altrincham FC held their annual Summer schools tournament at the J.Davidson Stadium. Four schools participated, with 68 children (Year 3 & 4) taking part. St Vincents, Stamford Park, Broadheath and Park Road Academy competed for the trophies, in the second year of this event.
Year 3 Group
St Vincents powered through the group stage, with 9 points from three wins, scoring 17 goals in total and finishing top of the table. Stamford Park also proved to be a scoring force, 6 points gained from the group stage, with 14 goals in total, finishing second place. Broadheath followed in third, with 3 points and Park Road in fourth with 0 points.
Year 3 Finals
After two convincing wins in the semis, Stamford Park and St Vincents went head to head in the final. St Vincents continued their scoring streak with a 4-1 victory over Stamford Park. Two consecutive years, St Vincents have now taken a trophy away from our Summer competition.
Year 4 Group
Park Road finished top of the table, with 7 points from three matches, scoring 3 goals. St Vincents followed closely in second place with 6 points and a total of 5 goals. Broadheath came in third place again, with 3 points, scoring 1 goal. Stamford Park finished in fourth position, with 1 point, scoring 1 goal in total.
Year 4 Finals
After a scoreless draw, extra time and a tense penalty shoot-out against St Vincents in the semis, Stamford Park went into the final against a group leaders, Park  Road Academy. Park Road scored late on against Broadheath in extra time during their semi-final, winning 1-0. Another scoreless draw, saw both teams go to extra time and a penalty shoot-out. Stamford Park were the victors, winning 2-1 on penalties.
Community Co-Ordinator, Judy Henson, presented the teams with medals, certificates and trophies to finalise a fantastic afternoon. Altrincham FC now look forward to their Winter tournament in December, more details will follow closer to the end of the year.

Photos can be found here:

Community / FA Cup comes to Altrincham
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:29:50 PM »
On Monday 8th May, we had a special visit from Premier League referee, Anthony Taylor, bringing the FA Cup along with him. Anthony has been delegated the FA Cup final in three weeks time, something which he says is a "once in a lifetime opportunity", as no referee ever gets the cup final more than once.

We offered local school the opportunity to come along and ask Anthony questions, as well as getting their photos with the cup.

We would like to thank Anthony, The FA, Getty Images, Park Road, St Vincents, Altrincham CofE and Interactive Sports for their attendance this afternoon.

« on: March 31, 2017, 02:27:54 PM »
New quarterly newsletter, first edition of 2017 JAN - MAR:[UNIQID]

Community / National League Trust Regional Finals
« on: March 29, 2017, 03:32:08 PM »
We're super proud of St Vincent's pupils for their hard work and commitment to representing Altrincham FC yesterday at the National League Trust regional primary school finals.
After winning our local tournament in February, St Vincent's spent the last five weeks with our coaches in preparation for yesterday. The winning team in the regional have the opportunity to represent the North West at Wembley in May.

Our tournament group opponents yesterday were: AFC Telford, Macclesfield Town, Stalybridge Celtic and Stockport County. Two losses, a draw and a win (against AFC rivals Macc Town) were unfortunately not enough to progress to the semi finals. In the other group, the teams were: AFC Fylde, Tranmere Rovers, Chester City, Southport and Barrow.
Telford and Stockport made the final respectively, which goes to show the level of competition we faced in our group. Our team were incredible throughout the day, displaying great team work and footballing skills.

We'd like to express a huge thank you to St Vincent's Primary School, SK Kits, Stockport County (hosts) and The National League Trust for an amazing day! Images can be found on our social media and website pages.

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